One of the reasons we joined the community was to “Inform” and “Be informed” . Perhaps this story illustrates a one off. I can tell you that we’re starting to see these types of fines more and more.
It’s common for us to hear that Wood chippers will do for now or a cheaper product will help us get by and the most common of all… “you’re on the higher end of what we want to spend”.
It’s a fair point. But, what happens when your business starts to scale? Will you grow both Hemp and Cannabis? Will you merge with other growers or sell your waste as compost material?
Reliable equipment matters. We’re a leader in our industry. Most of our competitors follow us for a reason.
I can tell you now that a fine of $225K (this time around) is considerably more than you would spend at www.jwce.com for equipment that will last you years upon years.
Still think you can’t afford it? You may be pleasantly surprised - it never hurts to ask - and you may just save yourself from a quarter million dollar fine in an effort to “get by for now”.